Overhead Extension - Instructions, Variations & Alternatives
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Also known as
- Triceps Extension
- French Press
How to perform
Overhead Extension - Starting position
Overhead Extension - Muscle Under Tension
Set up & Starting position (standing, seated)
Standing or sitting on a flat bench with your back straight, grasp the weight(s) with a neutral grip and lift it straight over your head with your elbows tucked in and your biceps near your ears.
Without moving your upper arms, inhale as you lower the weight(s) slowly behind your head by flexing your elbows until you feel a stretch in the triceps.
Isometric hold (optional) - Pause.
Exhale as you raise the weight over your head by extending your elbows back to the starting position. Repeat.